Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys From Around the World to Iowa is a new book by authors Kay Fenton Smith and Carol Roh Spaulding about twelve children aged 6 to 16 from nations around the globe whose families now make their home in Central Iowa.
The collection, recently issued by Des Moines-based Shrieking Tree Publishing, is the result of a collaboration with several individuals whose interests and talents have made possible a book for classrooms, coffee tables, and libraries that tells fascinating contemporary stories of immigration and resettlement.
Carol Spaulding-Kruse is a Professor at Drake University and director of the Drake Writing Internship Program. She came to Drake in 1996, after earning her PhD in English from the University of Iowa, studying American ethnic literature, concentrating on literature by Asian Americans and on the representation of mixed race in American narratives.She writes under the pen-name Carol Roh Spaulding. Carol is also a former member of the AFSC Iowa Area Program Committee.